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In its new creation ”Obsessions”, the second Oblivia production to take on experimental music theatre following Verdrängen Verdrängen Verdrängen, Oblivia investigates the highlights of our obsession, of our febrile cravings – in private as well as in the political sphere, crying as well as whispering, during yesterday as well as today – through motion and gesture, singing and text fragments.
Together with three singers and nine musicians from the Oper Wuppertal, Oblivia playfully flits about between changing spaces and times. From the construction of the pyramids until the present time, we aim to expose recurring obsessive patterns as the driving forces of human behaviour, referring to social pressures, political correctness, and body cult, among other things, in our texts and scenic moments. In this first encounter between Oblivia’s decidedly minimalist performance aesthetics and the grand opera stage, overflowing costumes and codes from classical opera tradition meet the reduced movement vocabulary and the specific Oblivia humour.